Marlins Complete Sweep of Nats

Jorge Cantu leads Florida's offense
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 11:28 PM CDT
Florida Marlins' Hanley Ramirez (2) is safe stealing second as Washington Nationals second baseman Ronnie Belliard (10) leaps for the ball during the third inning of their game tonight in Washington.    (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Mark Hendrickson and Jorge Cantu helped the Florida Marlins complete their first three-game road sweep of the Washington Nationals. Hendrickson pitched seven strong innings, while Cantu produced three hits and two RBIs as Florida beat Washington 4-3 tonight to stretch the Nationals' losing streak to seven games. Hendrickson gave up one run, three hits and struck out two.

The Nationals scored a run in the eighth, charged to reliever Logan Kensing, and another in the ninth off closer Kevin Gregg. The Marlins, who finished last in the NL East in 2007, have won five of six games to improve to 6-3 atop the division. The Nationals are headed in the opposite direction, going from 3-0 to 3-7.